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Constable Program On-Call Instructors

University Park, PA
Type: Adjunct/Part-Time
Posted: 05/27/2021

Job Number: REQ_0000008863

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State University - Justice and Safety Institute is hiring on-call (as needed) instructors for the Constable Training Program. Positions are available in the subject areas of: General, Law, Communications, Physical Skills and Firearms. This position entails working for the Constable Education Training Program as an on-call (part-time) instructor. Classes are typically held on weekends, (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday).

Instructors will be delivering training material (classroom and/or firearms training, depending on your qualifications) at various training sites in the 37 Counties of the western half of the Commonwealth of PA. 

Southwest Counties: Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana,Somerset, Bedford, Cambria, Blair,Fulton,Franklin,Adams,Cumberland,Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon.

Northwest Counties: Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Venango, Warren, Forest, Clarion, Armstrong, McKean, Elk, Clearfield, Centre, Clinton, Potter, Cameron, Jefferson

Instructors will be scheduled for the training site closest to their homes, as travel reimbursement is limited.

Instructors must meet the following qualifications and have accepted certifications:

General:

BA or AA in Administration of Justice (or comparable degree); OR three (3) years law enforcement experience with a public sector agency. Private security experience is not accepted; AND one year experience as a law enforcement trainer (minimum 40 hours per annum)*.

Law:

Law degree, Bachelor's degree, Paralegal Certification (or equivalent); OR three years' experience as an attorney, member of the judiciary, or paralegal specifically dealing with civil law and process, or three years law enforcement experience serving civil process (public sector agency only) AND two years' experience as a law enforcement trainer (minimum of 40 hours per annum)*

Communications:

BA or AA in Administration of Justice (or comparable degree); OR three (3) years law enforcement experience with a public sector agency. Private security experience is not accepted; AND one year experience as a law enforcement trainer (minimum 40 hours per annum)*. 

Candidates with Certifications in:

Crisis Intervention - possess law enforcement related crisis intervention and/or experience. 

and/or

Management of Aggressive Behavior - Certification as a law enforcement management of aggressive behavior instructor by a nationally recognized program: Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)

Are also eligible to apply

Physical Skills:

  • Current certifications as a law enforcement defensive tactics instructor by successful completion of a nationally recognized instructor certification program consisting of a minimum of 40 hours instruction. Certification as an instructor in martial arts alone is not acceptable. Examples of accepted programs: PPCT, FBI, FLETC, Protective Safety Systems, Inc.,

MPOETC Act 120 or PA Department of Corrections (with at least one of the above) AND five years law enforcement experience with a public sector agency; AND two years' experience instructing entry level, in-service and/or remedial defensive tactics training for law enforcement officers*

Candidates with certifications in:

Chemical Aerosol - Certification as a law enforcement chemical aerosol instructor by a nationally recognized instructor certification program (OCAT), and/or

Expandable Baton - certification as a law enforcement expandable baton instructor by a nationally recognized instructor certification program (Monadnock - MEB)

Are also eligible to apply

Firearms:

*Current certifications as a law enforcement firearms instructor by successful completion of a nationally recognized instructor certification program consisting of a minimum of 40 hours instruction. Examples of accepted programs: NRA Police, PSP, FBI, FLETC, Sig Arms, Smith & Wesson, Sheriff's and Deputy Sheriff's 40 hour Firearms Instructor Course, PA Board of Probation and Parole's 40 hour Certified Firearms Instructor Course, MPOETC Act 120 (with at least one of the above) AND five years law enforcement experience with a public sector agency; AND two years' experience instructing entry level, in-service and/or remedial firearms training for law enforcement officers*

Candidates with must be experienced in conducting range operations

  • Certified Constables and Deputy Constables who wish to become Board Certified instructors but do not possess the required law enforcement trainer experience must attend and successfully complete an Instructor Development Program accepted and approved by the Constable Education Training Board.
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